#23 The New Years Edition with Chris Friday & David Gans


Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio, the New Years Edition!! This week we sit down with two amazing guys who have had many amazing New Years experiences.  First, Chris Friday, Production Manager at Higher Ground in S. Burlington Vt and ¼ of the Comedy gold that is Touchpants.  We talk about all manner of things including the Touchpants show on New Years at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in NYC and the business side of what makes New Years a great night for a club.  Then we talk with David Gans, musician and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Grateful Dead Hour.” We get to hear an amazing story about his experience broadcasting the 1990 Grateful Dead NYE show and hear about some special guests that helped him out that night.  Some really amazing stories all woven around amazing musical moments from years past, all-occurring on New Years.  So enjoy and Happy New Year!

Also huge thanks to Wolfgangs Vault and The Bill Graham Foundation for the help with this podcast!

If you'd like a larger copy of this episodes Album Art click HERE


As always if you want to be on Cosmic Lion Radio, have any ideas, or are in need of a creative mind email me at eli@cosmiclionproductions.com

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_23_New_Years_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:36am PST

#22.2 The Les Claypool edition Part 2 feat. Toaster

This week we dive back into the world of Les Claypool with our tour guide Toaster, ruler and exalted lord of TOASTERLAND.   Picking up chronologically where we left off we look at “Late” Les,  The Fancy/solo band, recent Primus.  Then we delve deeper into the origins of Toasterland. 

            During the interview, we get to talking and we realize that we have seen a few awesome shows together and not known it, I thought that was pretty awesome.  Anyway, enjoy part 2 of the Les Claypool edition. 

Visit Toasterland: www.toasterland.com

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_22.2_Les_Claypool_Part_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

#22.1 The Les Claypool edition feat. Toaster

Welcome back music lovers to Cosmic Lion Radio #22.1 the Les Claypool edition featuring Toaster from Toasterland.com.  In our bassiest edition ever we feature Toaster the underground archivist/curator of Toasterland.com’s galleries of setlists and streaming audio spanning the length of Les Claypool’s career.  I asked him to pick out some weird and wild cuts for us from deep in the archives and he came back with so many amazing live Claypool moments that I had to split this episode into two parts.  The podcasts are in chronological order and part one goes from 1989-2005 and features Primus, The Frog Brigade, Holy Mackerel (super rare stuff) and more.  You are really gonna get deep into the corners of the Claypool archive and hear some truly amazing music as well as hear Toaster and I talk about the shows and what makes us love Claypool so much. 

            If you haven’t checked Toasterland.com out yet and you like Les Claypool then you are really missing out.  It is an amazing wealth of knowledge and music and I am so thankful that he does what he does.  It was great to have him on this special 2 part episode.  See ya’ next week for part 2!


As always if you want to be on Cosmic Lion Radio, have any ideas, or are in need of a creative mind email me at eli@cosmiclionproductions.com

Direct download: Les_Claypool_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:10pm PST

#21 with Spiritual Rez

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!! This week, in our Reziest edition ever, we welcome Spiritual Rez! I got to take in a show at the Dunedin Brewery (amazing wings) the other night and then hung out after the show to talk to the band about their influences, endlessly touring, and how they keep it fresh every single night.  We feature Spiritual Rez’s new song “Agapoula Mou” and it’s amazing new Music Video. Check it HERE. 

 If you’d like to Download a High-Rez version of the album art click here.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_21_with_Spiritual_Rez.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:35pm PST

#20 the Hunter Thompson Films Edition

This week we are honored to present the Gonzoest podcast ever.  We welcome Wayne Ewing from Hunter Thompson Films to the show.  Wayne is an Emmy nominated filmmaker, a roving reporter, and was, at one time, Hunter Thompson's Road Manager.  Wayne has also made 4 films about the great Doctor of Journalism, “Breakfast With Hunter,” “When I Die,” “Free Lisl,” and “Animals, Whores & Dialouge.  Wayne talks about his early film work and he tells of that fateful night at San Francisco’s O’Farrell Theatre where he met Hunter Thompson who was the night manager at the time.  This episode was a real honor to do, it was great to talk to some one who looked to Hunter as a Hero, as I do, and was able to meet him and document his incredible life.  So please listen in and be sure to check Wayne’s Work out by clicking the Bold words above!  All that and more on this weeks Enhanced Podcast!!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_20_the_Hunter_Thompson_Films_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

#19: Hip Hop History with Truce II Headrush


This week we dive head first into Hip Hop history with my Hip Hop Guru TRUCE II HEAD RUSH! We explore early Hip Hop hits, alternative forms of Hip Hop, consciousness, and friendship.  We also get a candid look at a real artist, a guy who has been making great music with great people for a really long time. We get to hear an early hit, a song that was a favorite song in my Hip Hop growth.   We also get to hear where his music is going and how it is progressing.  I am very excited about the Hip Hoppiest podcast EVER!!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_19_Hip_Hop_History_w_Truce_II_Headrush.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 10:41pm PST

#18: Remember When We Were Young

Welcome back to the show! This week is by far the Friendiest podcast ever! Inspired by the first song I played, I challenged myself and some friends to, "Remember When We Were Young." I spoke to four great friends.  We get to speak to Ryan Dougherty, long time friend, painter, whose work was featured in the Monkelion comic and is also featured on the cover of this episode and Cali-based tye dyer (like he will tye-dye anything).  We get to speak to Tim and Lydia, hometown friends from Cumberland MD, Delfest Foundation Board members and just plain great people.  We get to speak to John Griffin, former owner of Larry’s Landing in St. John, USVI, great friend and a guy I have looked up to since the day I met him.  We get to speak to Colby Dix, one half of the comic gold that is Touchpants, guitar player, and album releaser. We got to speak to all these great people and hear songs that helped shape their musical journeys young in life.  It was a true honor and something we are going to do again.  If you’d like to be on the next show or have questions you want answered on the show, email me at eli@cosmiclionproductions.com

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_18__Remember_When_We_Were_Young.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:18pm PST

#16: The Vinyl Edition

Welcome back folks!  This week is really amazing!! We spent some time at the "Worlds Largest Record Store" in St. Petersburg Florida, Bananas Music!!!  We met with the owner Doug who showed us around the store and took me to the warhouses warehouse! In this 'vault' we found some very special 78's and we found the true meaning of record "Albums." Spattered with a few historical picks by me this weeks podcast is really special.  All tracks in the podcast were recorded from their original vinyl presings.  So turn the lights down, put on your teashades, and chill out with this weeks "All Vinyl Edition!"

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_16_The_Vinyl_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

#17: The Episode From The Future

The Time Circuts went crazy and delivered us an episode from exactly one week in the future.  I could not resisit putting it out before 16, but who cares about numbers.  In this episode we get back to what made us, us, MUSIC! We put the Time Circuts back into use to speak to two journalists I asked to write a special peice about the show.  We also have a special trivia round this week and many more amazing songs designed to blast your face off!! So, let's GROOOOOOOOVE!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_17__The_Episode_From_The_Future.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 1:51pm PST

#15 The Delfest 2013 Edition

This week we focus on the annual festival Delfest! The festival is hosted by The Del McCoury Band and is an eclectic musical vacation over Memorial Day weekend in the rolling hills of Cumberland, Md.  Featuring on-site interviews with Keller Williams, Ronnie McCoury, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski, Joe Craven, The Reverend Peyton and Breezy Peyton, Craig Miller and Douglas Schwab. Featuring live music from this Delfest and from years past. Come across the tracks!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_15_the_Delfest_Edition.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am PST

#14 The Jim Mahfood Edition

This week we sit down with my hero and favorite comic artist, Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Grrl Scouts, Los Angeles Ink Stains, Marijuana Man).  We talk about his origins, his beliefs and the gonzo vein that runs throughout his work.  We talk about music and comics, what it is to be "underground" and what the future holds for this intrepid purveyor of "Visual Funk." This interview was a true honor and a pleasure.  A real dream come true!

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_14_with_Jim_Mahfood.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 12:34pm PST

#13 The Alex Budney Edition

This week we catch up with Alex Budney.  Talent buyer and part owner at Nectar's in Burlington Vt, Bass player (Seth Yacovone, Bad Suit) and lover of all things music.  We talk about his history in Burlington, the shows at Nectar's we loved and the nights surrrounding them, then play music from those nights.  This week we also feature a World Premier of "Everything I Play Gon' Be Funky" from the final Melvin Sparks show at Nectars, Aural Hershizer, the Mathematicians and much more… stay tuned to WCLP, Cosmic Lion Radio in the Morning...

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2313withAlexBudney.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 12:15am PST

#12 The Andre Cholmondeley Edition

This week we talk with Andre Cholmondeley about forming the nations leading Zappa tribute band Project/Object, touring with Zappa Alum Don Preston, being a good Tour Manager, and we wax philosophical about the history and future of the music industry.  Come Freak Out with us!!

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2312withAndreCholmondeley.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm PST

#11 The Adam King Edition

February 28th 2013

Cosmic Lion Radio #11 featuring Adam King. 
Portland baised music critic at I Shit Music, piano player, and traveling Grateful Dead Evangelist, sits down with us to discuss new music, old music, cartoons and their music and life.  Sit back, relax and enjoy an hour of mind enhancing talk and tunes!

Read him at : http://www.ishitmusic.com/

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2311withAdamKing.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST

#10 Cosmic Lion Radio vs. Wyllys
January 24, 2013

The Late Knight Disco edition featuring Wyllys live from the Crowbar in downtown Ybor City, Florida. We also feature coverage from our stream of consciousness reporter in the field Eli. Special tracks in the Disco/funk vein and A special version of the new york hustler ensemble’s new song “Precipice” from Jam cruise featuring many amazing guests. This edition could not get better.

Wyllys and i met in Burlington Vt so this edition we honor DJ A-Dog... Rest in Power!!
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio2310featuringWyllys.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:38pm PST

#9 with Marilyn Ghigliotti TheTampa Bay Comicon/Halloween Special
December 28, 2012
In this most special edition of the podcast we have our biggest guests yet! Marilyn Ghigliotti best known for her work in Clerks, also C. Martin Croaker who played Zorak on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and does voices and animation on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. We even use special space time technology to speak into the past!! And more great music!!

This one is not to be missed!!!

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio9feat.MarilynGhigliottiandC.MartinCroker.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:21pm PST

#8 The David Holstein Edition

October 1, 2012

This time we interview Dave Holstein, writer on "Weeds," playwright, cousin.  We talk about his plays, what happens behind the scenes at "Weeds," how he wrote the play Anne Frankenstein: The Musical, and the new play he's been working on based on music. That and more this week on the ENHANCED.....Cosmic Lion Radio!! 

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio8withDaveHolstein.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 7:13pm PST

#7 The Synth Edition with Eil Winderman from Dopapod
September 10, 2012
A very special enhanced edition focusing on synthesizer music. We’ll have songs that span the life of the synth from the early 60s to now. We will also talk with Eli Winderman from the band Dopapod then a very special guest, from the past? Tune in to hear the past and present of Synth-music.
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio7TheSynthEdition.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

#6 The Return of the Podcast
August 1, 2012
The Return of the Podcast!!
Welcome back everyone.  It's been almost a year since my last podcast and a lot has happened. Tune in to hear more about Monkelion my new comic featured on the album art.
Direct download: CLPRadio6.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 6:12pm PST

#5 The Phish Edition
September 14, 2011

Released in honor of the Vermont Flood benefit and featuring rare cuts from deep in the vaults.  I bet there is something new here even for the biggest  Phish nerd!
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio_PhishEdition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:38pm PST

#4 The Roots of Creation Edition
August 20, 2011

An intimate interview with Roots of Creation about the past present and future of the band and life as Dubtronica legends. Featuring the World Podcast Premier of the new single "Different" by RoC and the Rubblebucket horns.
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio234.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

#3 The Truce 2 Head Rush Edition
August 11, 2011

The biggest and best podcast yet.  Special guest Truce 2 Head Rush, my hip-hop guru.  More great tunes and a special announcement from Happy Brain Design. Oh yeah!!

Check out Truce's new video at:
Direct download: CosmicLionRadio233.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

Cosmic Lion Radio #2
August 1, 2011
Our second journey into the world of Cosmic Lion, feel the burn!

(Art in memory of Jerry Garcia on the day of his birth.)

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio232.mp3
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:55pm PST

Cosmic Lion Radio #1
July 29, 2011

Welcome to my world, the world of Cosmic Lion and the first Cosmic Lion podcast!!  Culled from some of my favorite tunes, some brand new music and some classic gems, enjoy!

Direct download: CosmicLionRadio231.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 4:52pm PST